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Restaurant at Dallas' Trinity Groves runs out of luck this weekend

Restaurant at Dallas' Trinity Groves runs out of luck this weekend

LUCK Trinity Groves beer flight
Beer flights were one of their signatures. LUCK/Facebook

It's the final weekend for a restaurant at Trinity Groves, the West Dallas incubator: Luck at Trinity Groves, which specializes in craft beer, will close its doors on Sunday January 19.

A representative from the restaurant confirmed that Sunday would be the last day. "I'm sorry to say that we're closing this weekend," she said. "We got the word today."

Luck, which stood for Local Urban Craft Kitchen, opened in 2014 as a craft beer inspired kitchen and bar, serving regional comfort food favorites including smoked meats, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

They've been a relative long-timer at Trinity Groves, where turnover seems to part of the DNA.

Luck was early on the local beer bandwagon, with 40 taps serving beers sourced only from North Texas breweries, as well as Texas wines and spirits.

They were known especially for beer flights, and for their unlikely pairings of craft beer with doughnuts, which became a signature.

Founding chef Daniel Pittman also flexed his culinary muscles on cool, upscale menu items like pork tenderloin with spring pea risotto and Cremini mushrooms.

He was somewhat of a draw, but departed Luck in mid-2019, leaving the restaurant to his former partners Jeff Dietzman, Ned Steel, and Lance Bodwell.

The restaurant had some hiccups in early January, closing on January 2 due to what they said were "technical difficulties," before re-opening the next day.

Luck was also part of a whole Trinity Groves package of restaurants that recently signed on to open at DFW Airport. The restaurant's status in that deal is up in the air.

While the owners did not comment on the closure officially, they did post a comment on Facebook, suggesting that they'd be moving their operation to Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery - Mustang Station, a concept in Farmers Branch on which they're partnering with Cedar Creek Brewery of Seven Points TX, which is set to open in the spring.

"We'll continue all the traditions at Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery - Mustang Station when we open in March/April hopefully," their post said.

That's also where they'll be holding their previously scheduled chili cookoff on February 23.

In any case, they're going out with a bang on Sunday, with big discounts including $3 beers and $5 cocktails.

"All good things must come to an end, and this weekend is our end," they said.